The original "Sullen Girl" Fiona Apple is readying new music for a June 2012 release in the form of brand spanking new albumThe Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. You find that title quite a mouthful but fans will consider it somewhat anaemic when compared to her second release, which held the record for longest album title ever (untill 2007) with over 400 characters [Read more at Wiki because I'm not clogging up this post repeating it!]
In anticipation of the release the singer-songwriter has been playing a number of small gigs in the States and a video, filmed in Austin, Texas,of a new song called Valentine has surfaced.
With its opening, sombre, jazz inspired chords, periodic contrasting, sprightly and jaunty refrains and that gorgeous contralto voice, it sounds as if Fiona Apple is sticking to tried and tested ground with this album. But that's no criticism. The music world, and me, needs her dark, and introspective ruminations now more than ever to counterbalance the euro-dance/pop movement that is currently giving my brain cavities.
In fact its made me so eager for some musical Ritalin right now that I've dug out my Fiona Apple back catalogue to tide me over. Check out two of my favourite Fiona Apple songs, Never is a Promise and The First Taste, both taken from her first album Tidal.